Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Field Hospitals - Eleventh Corps
Army of the Potomac
The Division Field Hospitals of the Eleventh Corps were established July 1st at the Spangler House two hundred and thirty yards west of this point. Many of the wounded of this Corps were also cared for at the County Almshouse, Pennsylvania College, and in Gettysburg. The Division Hospitals were consolidated into a Corps Hospital about July 6th as were those of all the Corps and the Corps Hospitals continued in operation until the first week of August 1863. These hospitals cared for 1400 wounded.
Medical Director 11th Corps Surgeon George Suckley U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon Louis G. Meyer 25th Ohio Infantry
2nd Division Surgeon D.G. Brinton U.S. Volunteers
3rd Division Surgeon W.H. Thome U.S. Volunteers
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon J.A. Armstrong 75th Penna. Infantry
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armistead and Hancock (here, next to this marker); George Spangler Farm (here, next to this marker); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Farm Transformed by War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Armistead Death Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Hospital Under Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Well, Look What We Found! (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Trademark of Craftsmen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on May 24, 2009, by Sherri Watts of Lexington, Kentucky. Photos: 1. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.